Animal science enables you to really understand how animals function and how
humans interact with them for food production, companionship, leisure and
There is a focus on physiology, nutrition, health and welfare, as well as
other scientific disciplines that underpin the management of captive and
domesticated animals in a range of environments.
With a practical approach that considers the whole animal, you'll learn how
to apply this knowledge to issues relating to livestock production, bio-ethics
and sustainable food production. You will also learn about animal behaviour and
Our courses in animal science are excellent preparation for any animal-based
career, whether working in industry, research, education or the veterinary
sector. You could work in animal nutrition, advisory services, consultancy in
the agricultural and or companion animal industries or the charitable sector.
In addition to the courses listed, a one-year BSc Animal Science course is available for suitably qualified students reading veterinary medicine who wish to take an intercalated degree. The course is spread over the autumn, spring and summer terms and comprises a range of various modules and a research project.